Oklahoma Legislature Fights Over State Rock Song - HeadCount

Oklahoma Legislature Fights Over State Rock Song

Oklahoma state beverage: Milk, state amphibian: Bull frog, state folk dance: Square Dance, state rock song: "Do You Realize??" by the Flaming Lips. Or at least that is what was voted as the state rock song by the Oklahoma public as requested by Oklahoma state legislature. The Lips beat out nine other songs written or performed by Sooner state natives, including Wanda Jackson, The Ventures, JJ Cale, and the All American Rejects.

After the vote, no one expected much of a backlash, but apparently the Oklahoma House of Representatives didn't approve of the democratic vote and vetoed the results. Rep. Mike Reynold's actually said, "Their lips should be on fire." I am a little confused as to why the House of Representatives is worried with the state rock song of Oklahoma, but that's a different issue all together. 

In support of the democratic process, the Oklahoma Governer, Brad Henry, overruled the decision by the house and validated the people's choice. He will sign an executive order on April 28 etablishing The Flaming Lips as the official rock song of Oklahoma.